Tazmin Brits

Tazmin Brits (born 8 January 1991) is a South African athlete and cricketer. She won gold in the javelin throw at the 2007 World Youth Championships in Athletics.[1] She was in line to be selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, before being involved in a road accident, which left her hospitalised for two months.[2] She made her international debut for the South Africa women's cricket team in May 2018.[3]

Tazmin Brits
Personal information
Full name
Tazmin Brits
Born (1991-01-08) 8 January 1991 (age 31)
Klerksdorp, North West, South Africa
RoleBatter; occasional wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 87)26 January 2021 v Pakistan
Last ODI24 March 2022 v West Indies
T20I debut (cap 47)19 May 2018 v Bangladesh
Last T20I4 August 2022 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2004/05–presentNorth West
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 12 27
Runs scored 229 549
Batting average 19.08 26.14
100s/50s 0/0 0/4
Top score 48 70*
Catches/stumpings 5/– 10/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 September 2022


In April 2018, she was named in South Africa women's cricket squad for the Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) series against Bangladesh.[4] Prior to the tour, she captained the South Africa Emerging Players Women's squad against Australia.[5] She made her WT20I debut for South Africa against Bangladesh Women on 19 May 2018.[6]

In February 2019, Cricket South Africa named her as one of the players in the Powerade Women's National Academy intake for 2019.[7] In September 2019, she was named in the F van der Merwe XI squad for the inaugural edition of the Women's T20 Super League in South Africa.[8][9] In July 2020, Brits was named as the CSA Women's Provincial Cricketer of the Year.[10] On 23 July 2020, Brits was named in South Africa's 24-woman squad to begin training in Pretoria, ahead of their tour to England.[11]

In January 2021, she was named in South Africa's Women's One Day International (WODI) squad for their series against Pakistan.[12][13] She made her WODI debut for South Africa, against Pakistan, on 26 January 2021.[14]

In February 2022, she was named in South Africa's team for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.[15] In May 2022, Cricket South Africa awarded Brits with her first central contract, ahead of the 2022–23 season.[16] In July 2022, Brits was added to South Africa's team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[17]


  1. ^ "IAAF World Youth Championships Cali 2015 - Statistics Handbook" (PDF). iaaf.org. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  2. ^ "A year later, Junior star Brits is on the road to recovery… and Rio?". Team SA. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Women's World Cup: Tazmin Brits' redemption from crushed Olympic dreams". BBC Sport. Retrieved 1 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Cricket South Africa name Proteas women's squads for inbound Bangladesh tour". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  5. ^ "SA Women's Emerging Squad Fall To Australia In First Tri-Series Appearance". The Republic Mail. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  6. ^ "2nd T20I, Bangladesh Women tour of South Africa at Bloemfontein, May 19 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  7. ^ "CSA announce the 2019 Powerade Women's Academy intake". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 27 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Cricket South Africa launches four-team women's T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  9. ^ "CSA launches inaugural Women's T20 Super League". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 8 September 2019.
  10. ^ "CSA and KFC honour 2019/20 amateur winners through unique Virtual Awards". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  11. ^ "CSA to resume training camps for women's team". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  12. ^ "CSA announce Momentum Proteas squad for Pakistan Tour". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Sune Luus to lead South Africa in ODIs & T20Is against Pakistan". Women's CricZone. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  14. ^ "3rd ODI, Durban, Jan 26 2021, Pakistan Women tour of South Africa". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  15. ^ "Lizelle Lee returns as South Africa announce experience-laden squad for Women's World Cup". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 February 2022.
  16. ^ "Tazmin Brits, Nonkululeko Mlaba handed maiden CSA central contracts". CricBuzz. Retrieved 2 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Proteas lose three key players for Commonwealth Games". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 28 July 2022.

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